Keys to Toilet Training by Meg Zweiback R.N.

By Meg Zweiback R.N.

Barron's Parenting Keys sequence provides suggestion from a wide selection of specialists with the intention to aid mom and dad elevate young ones in modern tough surroundings. In KEYS to bathroom education, a registered nurse and relations advisor advises on whilst to start rest room education and provides a step by step advisor to the educational technique, together with addressing particular difficulties, equivalent to resistance, constipation, bedwetting, and extra.

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Decision and Destiny: Colette's Legacy by DeVa Gantt

By DeVa Gantt

A spellbinding saga of a striking american relatives . . .

the gorgeous, frail Colette Duvoisin relied on governess Charmaine Ryan along with her concerns, her desires, and the care of her liked youngsters. yet now Colette is gone—leaving her 3 youngsters devastated . . . and the home of Duvoisin in turmoil.

To her kid's horror, their father, the enigmatic Frederic Duvoisin, weds his mistress and sister-in-law, Agatha, quickly after their mother's premature dying. A scheming and hazardous adversary, Agatha has no love for her predecessor's offspring, ruthlessly wielding her newly received strength whereas guarding her personal darkish secrets and techniques. in the meantime, a contention among Colette's stepsons—suave Paul and cynical John—is reignited, drawing conflict strains between relatives, pals, and servants. whilst Frederic unexpectedly emerges from his self-imposed isolation, he touches off a fight for patriarchal supremacy that threatens to put the whole Duvoisin empire to waste.

on the heart of the typhoon is blameless Charmaine, who needs to come to phrases with shattering truths concerning the relations she as soon as believed she knew—and come to a decision who between them merits her admiration, her derision, her devotion . . . and her middle.

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A Life Full of Holes: A Novel Recorded and Translated by by Paul Bowles, Driss Ben Hamed Charhadi

By Paul Bowles, Driss Ben Hamed Charhadi

Some of the most strange literary strategies ever produced, A existence packed with Holes is the results of a novel collaboration among amazing participants: Driss ben Hamed Charhadi, an illiterate North African servant and highway seller, and mythical American novelist and essayist Paul Bowles. The robust tale of a shepherd and petty trafficker suffering to keep up desire as he wrestles with the awful realities of way of life, it's the first novel ever written within the Arabic dialect Moghrebi, faithfully recorded and translated into English through Bowles. uncomplicated but wealthy in complicated feelings, it's a attention-grabbing within examine an unexpected culture—harsh and startling, but interwoven with a poignant, poetic good looks.

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On the Dot: The Speck That Changed the World by Alexander Humez

By Alexander Humez

Regardless of the common-or-garden origins of its identify (Anglo Saxon for "the speck on the head of a boil"), the dot has been probably the most flexible avid gamers within the historical past of written verbal exchange, to the purpose that it has turn into nearly critical. Now, in at the Dot, Alexander and Nicholas Humez provide a breathtaking, enjoyable account of this a lot neglected and miniscule linguistic signal. The Humez brothers make clear the dot in all its numerous kinds. As a mark of punctuation, they exhibit, it performs many roles--as sentence stopper, a constituent of the colon (a clause stopper), and the ellipsis (dot dot dot). In musical notation, it denotes "and a half." In computerese, it has numerous assorted capabilities (as in dot com, the marker among a dossier identify and its extension, and in a few a bit of extra arcane makes use of in programming languages). The dot additionally performs a few roles in arithmetic, together with the notation of worldwide foreign money (such as money dot cents), in Morse code (dots and dashes), and within the raised dots of Braille. and because the authors attach these kinds of dots, they take readers on an enticing journey of the highways and byways of language, starting from the heritage of the query mark and its lesser identified offshoots the purpose d'ironie and the interrobang, to acronyms and backronyms, strength aspect bullets and asterisks, emoticons and the "at-sign." Playful, wide-ranging, and delightfully informative, at the Dot finds how completely the dot is embedded in our daily international of phrases and concepts, buying an influence inversely proportional to its diminutive measurement.

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Galveston Rose by Mary Powell

By Mary Powell

Vibrant, opinionated, and independent—that’s Galveston widow Rose Parrish. Seventy-six years outdated and in failing overall healthiness, Rose is coming to grips along with her lifestyles. She lives by myself in a stately domestic as soon as energetic; her basically partners are her housekeeper, Pearl, her monetary consultant, Captain J.J. Broussard, and a tender scientific scholar, Jesse Martin.

Mary Powell weaves the separate tales of those humans very important to Rose right into a poignant and sometimes funny story of “the solid lifestyles” and “the sturdy death.”

Preparing for the inevitable, Rose sells all her inventory to fund her final experience; she modifies her will to depart Jesse funds to complete scientific institution and to offer her apartment and its useful antiques to the captain. The captain persuades Rose that they could construct the main fascinating nightclub and eating place that Galveston has noticeable in a long time. within the technique, his unsavory previous involves light.

For the subject of her new membership, Mason Rouge, Rose researches the heritage of Galveston and the lifetime of Jean Lafitte, the pirate who first demonstrated Galveston as a middle for smuggling. Maison Rouge, Rose’s final event, is a loving tribute to the Galveston of the prior in addition to the future.

Powell’s wealthy descriptions of island lifestyles, the sometimes-raging climate, and the island’s uniquely lively previous vividly convey Galveston to existence as a personality all its own.

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The Red Millionaire: A Political Biography of Willy by Sean McMeekin

By Sean McMeekin

A devoted communist and a tireless con guy, Lenin's good friend and the Soviet Union's so much persuasive myth-maker, Willy Munzenberg replaced the process ecu historical past. Willy Munzenberg - an outdated Bolshevik who was once additionally a self-promoting mogul - turned essentially the most influential communist operatives in Europe among the realm Wars. He created a number of entrance teams that recruited famous political and cultural figures to paintings on behalf of the Soviet Union and its factors, and he ran a global media empire that churned out huge, immense quantities of propaganda and raised funds for Communist matters. Sean McMeekin tells Munzenberg's tale, arguing that his monetary chicanery and cynical propaganda efforts weakened the non-communist left, enraged the fitting and helped feed a cycle that culminated in Nazism. Drawing largely on lately opened Moscow data, McMeekin describes how Munzenberg parlayed his friendship with Lenin right into a own fortune and the way Munzenberg's mysterious monetary manipulations outraged social democrats and lent rhetorical ammunition to the Nazis. His ebook sheds mild on comintern funds, propaganda approach, using entrance enterprises to infiltrate non-communist circles and the breakdown of democracy within the Weimar republic.

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The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets by Nancy Springer

By Nancy Springer

We all know Dr. Watson is Sherlock Holmes? right-hand man?so whilst he is going lacking, it?s a surprise. Even Sherlock hasn?t the slightest clue as to the place he might be. Enola is intrigued yet cautious; she?s nonetheless hiding from her older brothers, and becoming concerned may turn out to be disastrous. yet Enola can?t aid yet examine, in particular whilst she learns extraordinary bouquet?with vegetation all symbolizing death?has been brought to the Watson place of dwelling. Enola is familiar with she needs to act fast, yet can she locate Dr. Watson in time?

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The Tide of Empire: America's March to the Pacific by Michael Golay

By Michael Golay

A bright tableau of the yank conquest of the Pacific Coast "With Broughton’s excursion, the american citizens and the British had published competing claims to an unlimited expanse of the Pacific Northwest. the realm in competition could surround all of current Oregon and Washington and elements of Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and British Columbia. Robert grey, the dour Yankee dealer, and William Broughton, the vague British naval officer, nonentities either, sailed clear of the misty coasts of the Columbia in 1792, by no means to come back. they'd no approach of figuring out, after all, the way it might all finish. however the breathtaking effrontery in their claims set in movement occasions of fateful end result, touching off a half-century of exchange and diplomatic competition, a flood of Euroamerican cost, and the displacement and digital destruction of the immemorial population of what the contestants could come to name the Oregon Country." –from THE TIDE OF EMPIRE

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